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|Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:42 pm Post subject: 11/23 Urge U.S. Senate to Pass 9/11 Health Bil
From Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:00 am to Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:59 am (included)
|Contacts: Melissa Hurley (Boston Firefighters Local 718), 781-799-4406
John Feal (FealGood Foundation), 516-901-7427
Tuesday: 9/11 Responders From Mass. and NY
to Urge U.S. Senate to Pass 9/11 Health Bill
Bill to Help 9/11 Heroes Likely to Fail
Unless Senate Takes Action Now
A coalition of World Trade Center responders from Massachusetts and New York, including members of the Boston Firefighters Local 718, the FealGood Foundation, and other 9/11 organizations, will gather at Boston Firefighters Local 718s Florian Hall on Tuesday to urge the U.S. Senate to pass H.R. 847, the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. The Zadroga Act would provide health care and financial relief to Americans from all 50 states who are suffering because they were exposed to the toxic aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.
A busload of 9/11 responders will be traveling from New York on Tuesday morning to meet up with fellow responders from Massachusetts. More than 400 Massachusetts residents, including 254 9/11 responders and 161 survivors of the attacks, are enrolled in the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Registry because they have serious concerns about their health.
Senate leaders are moving to schedule a vote on the legislation in the lame-duck session of Congress, likely the week after Thanksgiving. With the Democratic losses in the election, the Senate must take action in the final days of the current Congress if the Zadroga Act is to have any realistic shot at becoming law. Peoples lives are at stake!
WHO: 9/11 first responders from Mass. and NY, members of the Boston Firefighters and Building Trades unions, the FealGood Foundation, organizations representing the FDNY & NYPD, and others TBA
WHAT: Press Conference
WHEN: Tuesday, November 23rd at 3pm
WHERE: Florian Hall
55 Hallet Street
Dorchester, MA 02124
One Bus will be provided by the FealGood Foundation. Food & Beverages will be provided as well. Please dress warm.
To RSVP a spot on the bus, contact Glen Klien at 516 655 1478 & firstname.lastname@example.org
Bus will leave from exit 49 Park and Ride off the L.I.E at 9.00am